Project Officer

Paul ClarkePaul has extensive experience in commercial archaeology, leading a wide range of large-scale archaeological excavations and evaluations. He has also acted as a heritage consultant for numerous projects, including housing and urban regeneration schemes.

After graduating from the University of Reading with a BSc in Archaeology in 2005, Paul has subsequently worked on excavations with a number of commercial organisations in the United Kingdom. He began leading large scale projects when appointed to a supervisor role at Wessex Archaeology in 2012 before accepting an Assistant Projects Officer role at Archaeological Research Services. In these roles he began writing reports on excavations and evaluations, as well as desk-based assessments and Environmental Impact Assessments. Paul was appointed to the role of Project Officer at AOC’s York office in June 2014 and has since been involved with many projects.

Recent examples of Paul’s large-scale projects for AOC are an excavation of a post-medieval coastal battery by the River Hull; and the ‘Hidden Guildhall’ archaeological excavation in York, an exciting community project that is greatly contributing to the knowledge of a largely unstudied part of the city. Paul is committed to community archaeology and provides lectures to local societies on AOC’s work. Paul is also committed to creating links with other institutions with an eye to introducing more advanced techniques into the commercial field. He has recently been involved with the University’s of York’s research excavations at the Swahili stone town of Songo Mnara in Tanzania.

Paul specialises in complex archaeological excavation in urban centres, Romano-British to medieval archaeology and numismatics. He possesses a high degree of knowledge of environmental archaeological technique and practice.